Called charter flights that are not recorded in the basic schedule. This is a one-time flights, which become especially popular when the number of passengers began to increase. This usually happens in the so-called period of “high season Typically, these flights are operated for a few months, rarely 1 year. They occur under the charter agreement between the customer (the tour operator) and the carrier. Charter says ACOG (National Service of Civil Aviation) .
The owner or organizer of a charter flight is called the consolidator. In contrast to the regular flight, charter flight consolidator may be, for example, travel company (because that’s what travel companies are generally required charter flights that will fly at one time and will not fly at another time), contracts with airlines, book your plane completely and send in the desired direction. Usually, the tour company arranges charter flights do not own, but together with other companies. Most often under the charter flights are taken Il-86, Tu-154, and on the routes, flying in Western Europe – Tu-154M. Type of aircraft can be determined in 1-2 days prior to departure, depending on the number of passengers: if a lot of tickets sold – will fly IL-86, if the passenger is midsize jets , the Tu-154. Most of the charter flights performed “scheduled airlines” in their conventional machines. Charters fly in between regular services and are executed in the form of a chain of “back and right back” (new plane brings tourists and immediately takes away earlier).
A significant advantage of charter flights is that the ticket price for a charter in two to three times lower than in a regular flight. In addition, a number of popular resorts scheduled flights just do not fly, or their number is minimal. Therefore, despite the popularity of such resorts, direct access to them can only be a charter flight.
Tickets for charter flights is usually included in the standard package tour. However, if the plane, the next charter flight is not full, the tickets for the remaining seats can always be purchased without turputevku. These tickets are non-refundable if you cancel the cost of the tour is not refundable.
Separate type of charter flights are the so-called “slop” flights. Settling flight – it is a regular charter flight in which the aircraft is waiting for tourists at the airport the whole period of their stay (usually such single charter flights are on holidays and are scheduled for participants short tours).